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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1991-09-13


Topics Live concert


Touch Of Gray, Victim Or The Crime, El Paso, Big River, Cumberland Blues, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song Victim Or The Crime, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Throwing Stones, Not Fade Away, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York City, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage DSBD > DAT > CD
Taped by
Transferred by A. Kowalski

Notes

via A. Kowalski to offer

Reviews

Reviewer: JerseyRob - - October 12, 2013
Subject: I Missed Brent :(
This was my last show. I attended the 9/8 show of this run also. I hadn't seen them in 2 years and it seemed as though they had lost some of their spirit after Brent died. It just wasn't the same for me. I'm sure that there were some good shows with Vince on the keys but I thought that he wasn't a good fit. Brent was the man!! My 1st show was 9/21/82 and I saw many great shows throughout the 80's. IMHO 1982-85 was the best!
Reviewer: mendybing - - February 27, 2009
Subject: I agree
Im not quite the snob others are who write reviews but you know someone wasnt happy when they seem to appear to rip touch of grey and you cant hear vocals and than the mix is all sorts of inconsistant. the playing performance sounds like it was well enough but who knows what they on stage where hearing. I read somewhere that the dead felt like they played there best when there was tension in the music, and worst when it seemed like none. Snob down you people not the best show but thank god that we have like a billion others to pick from.
Reviewer: Flyerguy - - August 1, 2008
Subject: NIce show
I would like to start off by saying I totally disagree with a few reviewers before me.......this is a very solid show...........Jerry sounds great and Bruce is strong throughout as he was many shows in his tenure with the Dead......not the best of the MSG run, but a great performance and setlist........
Reviewer: outerben - - July 31, 2008
Subject: My First Concert
This was my first concert ever. Dead show. My friend (Gildo) and I (at 16) lied to our parents (I was sleeping over his house- and he was sleeping over at mine) and jumped on the train from the Jersey Shore (Manasquan, NJ). Friday the 13th at night in NYC as a teen-ager. Wow.

Enter NYC. Deadheads all over the streets in downtown NY. Best night of my young life! What an awesome experience, the band sounded great, Bruce was jamming - Jerry and the boys jammed on, and on. Whipp-its in the bathroom in Central Station, OMG.

I wish I could go back in time. As a 33 year old now, I didn't fully appreciate what I was witnessing. Thanks to this archive site I can go back in time and get back to MSG.... What a night.

To the guy (Wrat) that said this was the one of the worst Dead concerts of all time - lighten up man. This was the highlight of my adolescence -so don't hate on it.

RIP Jerry, wish I saw more shows...
Reviewer: WRat - - November 20, 2005
Subject: Friday the 13th JINX!
I cannot possibly fathom how anyone who attended this show could give it even a quarter-star! ZERO is not a choice, so I give it a 1 w/my nose firmly plugged!

This is potentially the worst Grateful Dead show ever played. Never mind how the set list looks. The band was off key, lackluster, and uninspired all night long. Every time we thought they'd pull out of their funk, they had a couple good minutes, and boom, they'd sink lower into the hole from which they were attempting to climb out.

Toward the end of Fire, out of nowhere, Jerry set his guitar down abruptly and walked off stage, leaving the others to jam without him. The devil was in POSSESSION OF THEIR SOULS this evening. TS>NFA was so ultra boring, poorly played, and worn out after all the times they did it.

They ended this DUD of a show appropriately enough with the worst possible encore selection, played at its most plodding and monotonous pace. I actually would have been dissapointed if they played a killer encore. But, of course, on this night, that was not possible!

After 9/8 and 9/9, this show was the ultimate BUZZ KILL!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Fishead - - September 13, 2005
Subject: i'll be in the minority
sorry but this show bores me .right from the lame touch opener. the band is really way off key or something and get cant it goin . jerry flubs the opening lyrics and it just seemed to go downhill from there. the whole show just seems a tad slow for me unlike the previous garden shows this one just didnt have the punch i am lookin for in 1991 shows. the victim>scarlet>fire does absolutely nothin . seems like the band is just goin through the motions . i like the other garden shows from this run much better . especially the night before . 9-12 . not a spectacular setlist but very well performed. unlike this 9-13 show ..sorry ....!!! sound quality is average for fall 1990 sbd's..
Reviewer: Dat Joe - - September 13, 2005
Subject: It's all about the Althea!!!
...You know this space is getting hot!! This show is a sweet one, but it's the Althea that knocked me off my feet when I first heard it. Jerry builds it up and just blows the roof off at the end! I actually like the audience copy of this show better...to hear the crowd erupt during Althea is/was amazing! Highly recommend this one...
Reviewer: Vivafiniz - - July 5, 2005
Subject: First show
this was my first show, and i've listened to it way too many times to reveal. Solid Scarlet and NFA is ok, a bit over-rated if anything. Meaningful Knockin. Worth the DL for sure.
Reviewer: dmilks - - July 5, 2005
Subject: 4 stars
solid first set, pretty smokin' scarlet>fire.
Reviewer: redsoxfansince72 - - June 18, 2005
Subject: Scarlet!
I used to have a really poor quality analog tape of this show but I used to listen to it all the time anyway. Why?? The Scarlet!! AT least twice, you think the solo is over - but he just keeps going! Bringing it higher & higher until it just explodes! And the NY crown goes F-IN NUTS!! To be honest, I don't remember much else from the show as I don't think I had the entire show, but IMHO, this is worth downloading for the Scarlet alone... Giving this 4 stars based on A) The Scarlet, obviously & B) It's Fall '91 with Bruce... How bad could it be, especially in NY or Boston... :) Keep on keeping on & thank you archive!!!
Reviewer: JByron - - April 30, 2005
Subject: Bruce
Another gem from the Bruce years. I saw this whole run. Great Jackstraw, but check out the one from 9/9/87 too.......
Reviewer: expecting rain - - February 20, 2005
Subject: first set
good sound, but some flaws, as you can't hear Jerry's vocals at all for the first verse of Touch (they fade in slowly during the first chorus- may have been that way at the show, for all i know) and there is a big dropout at 2:31 in masterpiece. couldn't give it a perfect rating, even though the bird song is big and beautiful
Reviewer: patswil - - December 23, 2004
Subject: There
This was the last show that I saw the Dead Play in NY. It was a great show and as I recall(barely) one of the most rockin Not Fade Away's I'd ever seen. I hung out after the show, quite the scene in NY and Took the train @ 3:45 A.M. back to Baltimore--WHEW!!
Reviewer: Kahnja - - October 6, 2004
Subject: Solid show from a strong run
This was my first show and it permanently turned me on to the way of the dead. I can remember becoming fully enveloped somewhere in between the Scarlet/Fire which is damn hot! 50 shows, 300 tapes and 13 years later here I am...

One clear memory was that Bobby cut off Stella a bit too early. It was a great version and jerry was taking his time winding it down before taking us home with a few rockers. When bobby cut in with the first cords of Throwin, you could see jerry give him a little look. The exchange went full circle at the end of throwin when jerry turned, looked right at bobby and forcefully sang the line, "I've got mine and you've GOT YOURS!". Now, it could have been the atmosphere, or the extra curriculars or my over excitement at my first show but I swear thats how I saw it! Give a listen and decide for yourself...
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